You recall last year that we had flyscreen doors made for our back kitchen and front patio doors.
|The new screen doors at our Happy Door opening|
|The screen door in the kitchen|
But - the best feature of my design was actually an inherent flaw - although the "appearance" of wide open doors was wonderful, having mesh all the way down to the floor was wrong. You see, when Scallywag, our old dog, initially got panicky about being "locked" inside he took a paw to the mesh. It couldn't handle the abuse and naturally ripped.
Ruddy gaping holes in the mesh served neither as a deterrent for flies - nor mice. Grrrrrrrrrrr!
But, I wasn't about to go back to the original manufacturer - because he should've known this problem would arise and cautioned me against it. Plus, his actual installation of the doors had to be
modified fixed by RMan, as they started falling out.
So, I had spend 6 months searching for someone capable to modify the screen doors. I finally found someone in February this year, was shown examples of his workmanship, and I then requested / offered him the work. He accepted - being nagged also probably helped sway him ;)
George, being the craftsman that he is, had other bookings - one of which included building a house.
Then, when the house was finished, due to his landlord being greedy, he decided to purchase a piece of land on the western outskirts of town, in order to build himself a workshop so that he could ditch the landlord. Clever man :)
But, that put back my small repair job even further...
Sigh. The wait was interminable. And I feared that this summer would be a rodent and fly-infested one...
George, the craftsman, came through. His new workshop is complete. And what a piece of art!
|The Wood Shop - just the cutest thing I have seen|
in a long time.
I have not seen business premises like these before. A wooden internal frame is clad in external IBR sheets.
|Airy and bright - and tidy :)|
|The concealed ventilation windows|
are operated by cords from below
|One of the storage units inside the|
|R&R area for the staff|
|I just love this sign - perfect advertising|
for the tasks performed within
"The Wood Shop" as it is to be named, has the cutest signage too :) If you need to find it - it is at the far western end of Swellendam (over the R60 to Ashton) on Voortrek Street - about 500mtrs from the intersection.
My screens are now at his new premises - waiting for him to attend to them. He is also going to be making me sliding screens - for our windows :) And, in order to do away with the tea tray under my draining rack, he is going to be making me a new kitchen counter - with angled drainage for the dish rack. The old recycled kitchen counter - that will become very necessary shelving for RMan in the garage.
It certainly is wonderful to see someone who is so committed to his trade / craft that he can make himself as self-sufficient as this. He has purchased the empty plot next door to his workshop - and has big plans for that area too... :)